WSR Detailed LaserDisc Review

Fugitive, The

Reviewed In Issue 08 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano.

WSR Review Scores
Picture Rating: 5
Sound Rating: 5
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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21000
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $39.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 131
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1993
(LD Release Date): 03/01/94
(THX® Digitally Mastered):

Credits Information
(Director): Andrew Davis
(Screenplay/Written By): Jeb Stuart & David Twohy
(Story): David Twohy
(Music): James Newton Howard
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Dennis Washington
(Visual Effects): Introvision International, Inc.
(Costume Designer): Aggie Guerard Rodgers
(Editor): Dennis Virkler & David Finter
(Supervising Sound Editors): John Leveque, MPSE & Bruce Stambler, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Keith Barish & Roy Huggins
(Co-Producers): Peter MacGregor-Scott
(Producers): Arnold Kopelson

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.88:1

DVD Sound Information
(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): Dolby Digital
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(Remastered Dolby Digital):
(Remastered DTS Digital Surround):
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WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nominated for three Academy Awards®, The Fugitive is one of the most exciting and thrilling action movies ever made. When Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford), falsely convicted for the murder of his wife, escapes from prison, an intense manhunt begins under the unrelenting Sam Gerard (Jones in his Oscar®-winning role). Determined to prove his innocence, Kimble leads his pursuers to the one-armed man responsible for his beloved wife’s death.

LaserDisc Picture:
This is a beautiful transfer. The picture has been matted to 1.88:1. Colors are accurate and vibrant. Flesh tones are generally accurate but slightly reddish in hue which renders an over saturated rough look in some scenes. Detail and sharpness is excellent and the picture is virtually artifact free. The framing is perfectly balanced.

LaserDisc Soundtrack:
The soundtrack is awesome! The theatrical release was a Dolby Stereo Digital six-track discrete mix with extremely wide dynamic range. It sounds wonderful. Bass extension was measured down to 35 Hz in the surrounds during the celebrated train/prison bus scene. It is extremely spacious and dy-namic with an aggressive surround envelopment that is exemplary. A winner!
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(Aggressive System Surround):
(Intense 25Hz Bass):
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Superb Sound Effects Recording Quality:
Superb Music Score Recording Quality:
Superb Special Visual Effects Quality:
Superb Color Fidelity:
Superb Cinematography:
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